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Winnipeg Blue Bombers' quarterback Drew Willy (5) hands off to Nic Grigsby (32) during the first half of CFL action against the Toronto Argonauts in Winnipeg Thursday, June 26, 2014.The Canadian Press

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed international running back Nic Grigsby on Tuesday.

The five-foot-11, 195-pound Grigsby started 14 games this season for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, rushing for 744 yards and eight TDs while adding 55 catches for 444 yards and a touchdown.

He was granted his released Thursday by Winnipeg after being told he was being relegated to a backup.

Grigsby has also spent time with the B.C. Lions as well as in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.